DRO CAREY ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM NOTHING IS A SOLO PROJECT, OUT FRI 18 SEP + SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘HOLD A VIBE (FEAT. ALEXX A-GAME)’
Astral People and Soothsayer are thrilled to announce that beloved Sydney-based producer Dro Carey will be releasing his highly anticipated debut album Nothing Is A Solo Project on Friday 18 September. This exciting news comes with the release of his latest single ‘Hold A Vibe (feat. Alexx A-Game)’, a sun-soaked, Dancehall-inspired track that promises to thaw the winter blues and create an escape to somewhere you’d rather be.
An ode to the good things in life; weed, wine and better times, ‘Hold A Vibe’ features Jamaican artist Alexx A-Game, a widely respected artist who has collaborated with Tory Lanez and Swing Ting and seen support from the likes of COLORS Studios, Mixmag, The FADER, Resident Advisor, The Source and BBC 1Xtra. On this sun-drenched track, Alexx A-Game nods to early-2000s R&B with a playful hook in the chorus that Dro bounced off with the track’s production. This result is a song that Dro never expected to find a home on Nothing Is A Solo Project, “stylistically, it’s definitely an outlier for the record, but the creative risk posed by that extreme level of variety appeals to me.”
While such a fun track may cause some curiosity to those familiar with Dro’s more moody output, Dro Carey has always been an artist that pushes boundaries and exceeds expectations, and this sidestep into the sunshine should come as a pleasant surprise to all.
Joining ‘Hold A Vibe’ on Nothing Is A Solo Project is ‘Another Knot / Predictions’ - which premiered on triple j last month (with Purple Sneakers calling the release “undeniably special”), March’s ‘Clear To You (feat. Francesca Gonzales)’ / ‘Healer’ which premiered on Dummy Mag before being added to rotation at Double J and FBI radio, and 2019’s ‘Act Like You’re Home / Hemisphere’ which premiered via CLASH, and saw global streaming support from Spotify (including claiming the coveted cover of Top Shelf Electronic), Apple Music, Soundcloud and a glowing online review from Resident Advisor.
A long time in the making, Nothing Is A Solo Project is the kind of debut album that feels like it couldn’t possibly be a first release. Packed with a profusion of textured sounds and left-of-field features, it’s an album that’s part instrumental and part collaboration with some of the most talented and underrated vocalists he could unearth.
“I want to recognise not only the featured artists, but the creators of the sample libraries and the contributions of engineers, designers, managers, label teams and audiences in shaping the final creative work.”
While Dro Carey has been releasing tracks and LP's under various monikers since the age of 16, Nothing Is A Solo Project is the first official full-length for the revered Dro Carey project, where his vast experiences, influences and tastes are combined to create the pivotal release of his artistic pursuit.
With ‘Hold A Vibe (feat. Alexx A-Game)’, Dro Carey pushes the boundary of what he is capable of and teases what is promising to be an extraordinary debut.
‘HOLD A VIBE (FEAT. ALEXX A-GAME)’ IS OUT NOW THROUGH SOOTHSAYER - AVAILABLE HERE
NOTHING IS A SOLO PROJECT IS OUT FRI 18 SEP THROUGH SOOTHSAYER - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE